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Ultra low-power sub-GHz radio supports extended temperature and frequency range

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By eeNews Europe

In addition, the next-generation transceiver now can be used in unlicensed frequency bands ranging from 779-965 MHz, which broadens the scope of operation from the previously supported North American (915 MHz) and Europe (868 MHz) bands to include China’s 779-787 MHz radio frequency spectrum.

The ZL70251 is fully functional across the industrial temperature range, while still delivering the industry’s lowest peak power at 2 mA in both transmit and receive mode. This performance enables extremely low-power wireless nodes to operate in harsh environments. It is offered in a compact 3 mm x 2 mm chip scale package (CSP) and requires only two external components, which makes it ideal for products with space constraints.

A suite of ZL70251 product development support tools are available, including an application development kit (ADK), a low-power wireless communication software code starter for point-to-point connections and wireless sensor reference designs based on coin cell batteries.

Availability

The new device is sampling now and will reach full production status in July 2013.

Visit Microsemi at www.microsemi.com


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